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Cologne Cathedral is one of many churches which double as "pokestops" (CNS)

The latest gaming craze is proving an annoyance at the German Cathedral

Police officers prevent access to the church where a hostage taking took place yesterday (AP)

Hostages say they were held at gunpoint and made to film the body Fr Jacques Hamel

'Mr Erdogan is frequently described as paranoid, but given the history of Turkey, this is not altogether surprising' (Kayhan Ozer/Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey represents the other: it shows what a Europe without Christianity might have looked like

Pope Francis delivers a speech flanked by Albania's President Bujar Nishani in Tirana in 2014 (AP)

November 5 will mark the beatification of 38 Catholic martyrs persecuted under the Albanian communist regime in the latter part of the 20th century

'St Benedict responded positively to human needs which were not too dissimilar to the needs of those now fleeing poverty and war in search of a better life in Europe'

The continent could learn some lessons from its patron – not least generosity and hospitality

Pope Francis said that Christians must try to understand difference (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope has delivered a video message to participants at the “Together for Europe” gathering in Munich

Pope Francis blesses a woman during an audience with people living in difficult situations from Lyon, France (CNS)

Addressing a crowd of homeless and impoverished pilgrims from France, the Pope instructed believers to pray for those who lack compassion

Pope Francis prays for the bereaved parents of Beau Solomon (PA)

Francis expressed ‘feelings of deepest sympathy and compassion’ to Beau Solomon’s parents

David Cameron with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels (AP)

Lord Alton has accused European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker of ‘disdainful arrogance’

People leave a polling station on June 23 (PA)

St John Paul II once pleaded with the EU to recognise its Christian traditions, but unfortunately his appeal fell on deaf ears